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NEWS: Lambchop announce new album and share video for lead single

Kurt Wagner, the man who is Lambchop, has announced news of the band’s upcoming album. The Bible will be released on 30th September via City Slang (Merge in North America). To herald the arrival of the new record, Lambchop have shared the video accompanying The Bible’s lead single, ‘Police Dog Blues’.

Speaking about the song, Kurt Wagner says: “During the unrest surrounding the horrific injustice in Minneapolis in 2020, I had been re-listening to a song by Blind Blake, ‘Police Dog Blues’. Of note, it was originally recorded in 1929, the year my father was born, and it seems John Peel played it on his show on Sept. 11, 1968. It was deceptively upbeat musically and not what I remembered at all. Then I remembered a police dog is a Shepherd.”

 The song’s stunning video was generated on the Unreal 3D graphics engine and directed by Isaac Gale. Talking about the creative process for the video, Gale says: “We took the police dog from the song title literally and imagined a city, post cop-apocalypse, overrun by German Shepherds just kinda doing their thing.”, says Gale, “White privilege and apathy in the face of disastrous reality. I don’t think it’s stretching it to compare the police in Minneapolis—where myself and the producers of the record, Ryan Olson and Andrew Broder, all live—to a human-made catastrophic disaster.”

Pre-order The Bible here: https://lambchop.lnk.to/TheBible

Photo credit: Mickie Winters

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